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1969 PONTIAC FIREBIRD 400 – A QUICK LOOK

Pontiac launched Firebird for the 1967 model year and the first generation lasted until 1969. The Firebird 400 you see here was fitted with a 6.6 Liter (400 cubic inch) V8. Firebird was also available with a base six cylinder, 250 cubic inch 4.1L and also a 350 cubic inch 5.7L V8 engine.

75,362 hardtops and 11,649 convertible Firebirds were sold in the 1969 model year. There were quite a few styling changes for this year even though the model was getting a full revamp for 1970. These changes included a new roofline, every panel was different, a new look front and the fuel filler was moved to behind the rear license plate – a great place to put it as it kept the car’s lines clean without the need for a filler door on the side of the vehicle! The car also gained about an inch in length.

Also this year saw the introduction of the “Trans Am Performance and Appearance Package”. This Trans-Am package launched late in the model year (March 1969) and resulted in just 689 hardtops and 8 convertibles sold. The Trans-Am was no more powerful than a standard Firebird and was primarily cosmetic although did featured an improved suspension.

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Custom 1968 Camaro Sports An LS3 Swap, 6-Speed Manual

If the extensive aftermarket automotive industry reveals anything about today’s modern gearheads, it’s that nobody can be satisfied with a simple sports car that remains in stock, factory spec. From backyard builders that customize their Miatas to tuning shops that consistently crank out ever more powerful versions of today’s muscle cars and supercars, the aftermarket has become so widespread and ubiquitous that even dealers are getting in on the action from the get-go, as proven by a recent posting by an Ohio Ford dealership for a Roush-supercharged Mustang with 750 horsepower on tap for under $45,000. But there’s still something about the old classics that today’s modern monsters can’t keep up with—so a perfect restomod that combines vintage styling with modern performance and creature comforts truly is the best of both worlds. And restomods don’t get much better than a 1968 Chevy Camaro that just popped up on the auction website Bring a Trailer.

The heart of the build is a 6.2-liter LS3 that lurks under the hood and itself modified with a cold-air intake system and a billet front drive accessory pulley kit. Billet valve covers, fuel rails, an aluminum radiator with two electric fans, and even a transmission cooler fit into the mix—that tranny is a good-old six-speed stick shift, by the way. The build was reportedly completed in 2017, though the car looks absolutely timeless finished in Carbon Flash Charcoal over RSV three-piece wheels measuring 19 inches in diameter.

The interior has been retrimmed in black upholstery and Alcantara with contrasting red stitching. The billet steering wheel is a Budnik unit and fronts Dakota Gagues with carbon fiber facing, an 8,000-RPM tach, and a 160-mph speedo. Other amenities include a JL audio system with Bluetooth and even a Vintage Air system. Bidding currently sits at $33,000 with six days remaining in the auction.

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56 Ford F100

Check out this beautiful 1956 Ford F100 Pickup! This F100 is sporting a glossy Dark Blue Paint finish, Gray Interior, Polished Aluminum Billet Specialties Wheels, Wood Bed, along with Polished Components all over that’s sure to turn heads wherever you go! This Ford has undergone a complete Frame Off Build with a high attention to detail that shows throughout! Under the hood sits a built Ford 302ci V8 Engine mated to a Ford AOD 4-Speed Automatic Transmission. The engine bay of this Ford looks amazing with the equipped Ford Racing Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Polished Aluminum Valve Covers and Air Cleaner, MSD Distributor and Coil, Aluminum Radiator, Electric Cooling Fan, Serpentine setup with Aluminum Pulleys, Chrome Alternator, along Exhaust Headers as well! Power is put to the pavement through a Ford 9” Rear End with an Open Differential! This F100 is a blast to drive and you can cruise around town or to your local car show thanks to the equipped Power Steering and Power Disc Brakes on all four corners of this Ford! The interior of this 56′ F100 looks great. Take a look inside to see this Ford sporting Bench Seating, Gray Vinyl Upholstery throughout, Gray Carpeting, Body Color Tilt Steering Column, Custom Gauge Cluster with AutoMeter Gauges, Custom Steering Wheel, Floor Shifter, Power Windows, along with a Retro Style Aftermarket Radio. The underside of this F100 also looks great! You’ll want to place a set of mirrors underneath this 56′ at your local car show to display the beautiful condition of the Frame, Floors, Cab Corners, Wood Bed, Custom Aluminum Fuel Tank, 4-Link out back with Coilovers, Rear End, Driveshaft, Disc Brakes all around with Drilled and Slotted Rotors up front, Tubular Upper and Lower Control Arms up front, Rack and Pinion Steering, along with the Dual Exhaust fitted with Stainless Steel Mufflers!

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71 Cuda

For sale at Gateway Classic Cars in our St. Louis showroom is a 1971 Plymouth Barracuda painted in Curious Yellow and powered by the infamous 426 Hemi. Originally the car was powered by a 318. Most would agree that the 318 is a great engine, to pull out and replace it. What better engine to use than an original 426 Hemi from 1968. In our minds, the best way to enjoy a Hemi is with a 4-speed. Here you go, 4-speed transmission(new clutch and pressure plate) with a 3.91 gear set in an 8 3/4 rear end. This makes for a very fun muscle car. Equipment is minimal, but that seems appropriate for a Hemi powered muscle car. It is equipped with power steering and an AM radio is in place, but why would you bother? You have the music of the Hemi and a gas pedal for the volume control, that’s all you need. The paint will stop you in your tracks. This is a very high quality paint job with hours upon hours of wet sanding and rubbing for a true show car shine. Adding to the look is a set of MOPAR Rally wheels in 15″ with modern radial rubber, Hemi Billboard graphics and a black vinyl roof. Inside is standard Barracuda with black vinyl seats, center console housing the 4-speed shifter and an array of gauges. The interior is only 4 years old and looks great.

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1941 Willy’s Coupe Street Rod

This 1941 Willy’s Coupe Street Rod is definitely one for the books! It was built to be the ultimate street machine and it shows. Under the hood sits a GM 502ci Big Block V8, partnered with its TH350 automatic transmission and Ford 9 Inch Rear End. The body is fiberglass and has been finished in a beautiful, mirror like Black paint finish, with Burgundy ghost flames. The bottom is gorgeous just like the top. Some nice upgrades include Power Rack & Pinion Steering, Power Brakes with Front Disc, and Power Windows. This is one amazing Willy’s Coupe any collector or enthusiast would love to own. Give us a call today before its gone!

Mechanics: GM 502ci Big Block V8 – Casting # 10237300 – 871 Blower – Gen 6 Engine Block Twin Edelbrock 1407 4 Barrel Carburetors – 750 CFM Each TH350 Automatic Transmission – 3 Speed Automatic Ford 9” Rear End – Ratio: Approx. 3.50:1 Front Wheels – 15” Rear Wheels – 15” Front Tires – 185/60R15 Rear Tires – 31 x 16.5 R 15 Front Brakes – Disc Rear Brakes – Drum Body: – Fiberglass Body – Paint is Excellent – Chrome looks Great – Door Opens Nicely Interior: – Door Panel is Excellent – Dash is Incredible – After Market Gauges – Steering Wheel in Great Condition – Seats are Amazing – Speedometer Works – Tach Works – After Market Stereo – Tilt Column Underneath: – Aluminum Gas Tank – Aluminum Straps are Nice – Frame Rail is Solid – Welds are Nice – Floors are Great – Lines are Nice – Stainless Steel Fuel Lines – Brake Lines are Great – Cross Member looks Solid – Side Exit Mufflers – Fender Walls look Nice – Power Rack and Pinion Steering

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1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

This beautiful Tri-Five Chevy has been frame-off restored! A package of receipts, history of the vehicle and newspaper article are included in the sale. Mechanics Small Block Chevy 350ci V8 Engine Edelbrock 4bbl Carb with Mechanical Secondaries, Electric Choke Edelbrock Intake 700R4 Automatic Transmission Air Conditioning Removable Carrier Rear End with 3.60:1 Gear Ratio Power Steering Power Disc Brakes, Rear Drum Chrome Power Booster and Master Cylinder Chrome Air Cleaner and Valve Covers Chrome A/C Pump Aluminum Radiator Dual Electric Fans Exhaust Manifolds Dual Exhaust with Chambered Mufflers New Drive Shaft Independent Front Suspension Front Sway Bar Leaf Spring Rear Suspension New Gas Tank Body Bel Air Hardtop, No Post Beautiful Two Tone Teal Metallic and Cream Paint Chrome Bumpers and Grille are Beautiful Stainless Trim is in Great Shape Beautiful Fit and Finish Door Lips and Jambs are Clean and Solid New Rubber Seals Solid Straight Quarters Nicely Painted Carpeted Trunk Solid Wheel Wells Frame and Floorboards are in Great Shape Boyd Coddington Chrome 17” Wheels 215/50/17 Front, 235/50/17 Rear Tires Interior Beautiful Matching Two Tone Interior Cloth Bench Seat Custom Billet Steering Wheel Tilt Steering Column Column Shift Aftermarket Radio Upgraded Gauges Arm Rest Console with Cup Holders Beautiful Blue Carpet Headliner with Beautiful Chrome Trim

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1960 Chevy Impala

We’re looking at a 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne in Black Paint. The car is equipped with a 496 CI V8 engine producing 650 HP. The car’s Owner is Ric Slaughter. Ric’s had this car since 2017. He shares the car ran across his path, so he purchased it and fixed it up. Looks bad to the bone to me  ENJOY! Visit our Affiliate Sponsor links for special promotions and coupons exclusively for My Car Story viewers!

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Cool Hot Rod

We’re looking at a 1932 Ford 4 Door Highboy Sedan Custom Hot Rod. The car’s Owners are Don & Carolyn Smith. The car is being shared with us today from the builder Jeff Kinsey. Jeff’s company is Hot Rods by JSK, located at 203 E.N. 1-30 Service Rd., Cumby, TX 75433. He’s sharing the details to this amazingly creative custom car! ENJOY! Visit our Affiliate Sponsor links for special promotions and coupons exclusively for My Car Story viewers! Over 7000 Diecast Model Cars

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Sweet Chevy BelAir

After a total rest in 2006 the car is mechanically sound and thoughtfully built with quality in mind and no shortcuts taken. The 350-V8 puts out plenty of power and runs smooth and effortlessly with a complete Holley fuel system and polished Edelbrock Intake, MSD Electronic Ignition, a Griffin Radiator and cooling fan and power steering. Shifting is smooth and accurate with a 7R4 configured with Lokar linkage w/kick-down. The suspension is the perfect set up with 2″ drop spindles, shock cross-member support, Helwig sway bars riding on American Racing 17″ polished rims with four-wheel power Wilwood disc brakes. The exhaust is routed through Thorley Hot Jet coated headers to a set of great sounding Flowmaster mufflers w/stainless tips. Open the hood and the compartment is well accessorized for show. Body was completely disassembled for paint. The finish is glassy and smooth with excellent alignments all around. Chrome, glass rubber was all replaced and/or refreshed as well. The fit and finish is outstanding and the candy apple red over silver makes for a tasteful and unique combination setting it apart from other classic BelAirs.

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1968 Shelby GT500 With Dealer-Installed 427 Side-Oiler Arrives At BaT

Ford’s modern crop of Shelby-badged Mustangs sure are impressive, as the GT500 stands at the pinnacle of Ford performance with the most horsepower ever offered by a roadgoing Blue Oval product and the GT350 offers track-specific features to make it a serious contender on the tarmac. But as great as the Ford Mustang’s sixth generation has proven itself to be, it’s hard to argue that the first gen still reigns supreme as the best ever. Proof now comes in the form of an incredible 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 that just went live on the auction website Bring a Trailer complete with a dealer-installed 427ci side-oiler V8 under the hood.

As the seller has pointed out in comments, this car was no garage queen—apparently, “Mother loved classic cars. She drove this to shows.” And this Shelby deserved to be driven, having originally served as a floor display model at Paul’s Ford Sales of Kansas City, Missouri, where it received the side-oiler engine install before being sold in March 1969. Extensive ownership documentation accompanies this Shelby Mustang, while potential detriments to the final gavel price could be a repaint in Acapulco Blue with white stripes—a classic look but the original color was Highland Green like the Bullitt car.

Regardless, this car looks poised to draw in plenty of money. Cobra details abound, from the engine bay to the branded floor mats, while Carroll Shelby’s signature has adorned the dashboard since 1993. Air conditioning was optioned from the factory, though it is not currently functioning. A C6 automatic gearbox with three forward speeds is another unfortunate feature, though for elderly bidders who want to avoid using a clutch pedal and stick shift, perhaps the setup remains ideal. Bidding currently sits at $52,000 with six days left on the auction.